Rear-View Camera Mirror - Car

adsatinder

explorer
NHTSA Just Approved GM's Fancy New Rear-View Camera Mirror
Justin Westbrook
esterday 7:50pm
Filed to: Full Display Mirror
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Cadillac’s “Full Display Mirror” in action
We recently tested the all new Cadillac CT6, and we genuinely liked it. Among many of its interesting features was a fancy new rear-view mirror set up that could switch between a mirror reflection and a rear camera feed, which just finally managed to get approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


In the letter below, released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today, the organization deemed Cadillac’s new mirror/camera equipment, called the “Full Display Mirror,” legal under the existing safety requirements for an inside rear view mirror:
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The approval comes from the final paragraph, which reads, “While the Full Display Mirror is an item of motor vehicle equipment that performs additional driver activated functions, we do not believe that the fact that it performs such functions alters its basic identity as an item that includes an ‘inside rearview mirror of unit magnification.’”

It always interests me how these letters are worded, with NHTSA essentially saying “it’s not NOT allowed,” which is equivalent to an okay.

You may be wondering why the new mirror, which can switch between a traditional magnified mirror image to a video feed from a rear-facing camera on command, is already fitted to models like the Cadillac CT6 we just reviewed when it hadn’t been cleared by the NHTSA. It turns out that a vehicle is not required to have an “interior rear-view mirror” under the current safety standards as long as it has a passenger-side outside rearview mirror (which is mentioned in the letter).

But nonetheless, Cadillac’s new fancy camera mirror has been deemed kosher going forward, so expect it to show up on many more future GM models. The biggest benefit is the camera setting’s ability to show a much broader scope of the area behind the car as opposed to the magnified mirror. Should be handy for backing in and out of spots, and J-turns or whatever.

We’re just one step closer to all those concept cars with cameras for mirrors becoming a reality. I bet design students are going nuts right now.

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from:
http://jalopnik.com/the-nhtsa-just-approved-gms-fancy-new-rear-view-camera-1760692513
 

deepam

Super User
Nice update. Not sure of night vision or low visibility how well camera shall capture and project the images / video. The only disadvantage is if the car is hit at the rear; the functionality gets compromised.
Shortly in next 5 years this could be feature that could be available in Indian cars!
 

adsatinder

explorer
Nice update. Not sure of night vision or low visibility how well camera shall capture and project the images / video. The only disadvantage is if the car is hit at the rear; the functionality gets compromised.
Shortly in next 5 years this could be feature that could be available in Indian cars!
Most of car owners prefer to have this item if they can afford it.
Other wise a sensor is beter in low light conditions.
@IJS
may have a different opinion !
 
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IJS

The Ghost Who Walks
Most of car owners prefer to have this item if they can afford it.
Other wise a sensor is beter in low light conditions.
@IJS
may have a different opinion !
Sir ji i am also in favour of this tech in fact i would like r v cameras in place of orvms so the excess bulge from the side of the car can be reduced and thus limiting the overall width. And also the sensor tec used in the rvms of the bmw maxi scooter , it can sense the vehicles coming at high speeds from sides and give some sort of blinking signal to the rider.
 

geniousanupam

Super User
Majority of new music systems has the facility inbuilt =D> so you just need to buy one camera and that too costs approx 900 \\:D/. I just upgraded my car's music system with Pioneer 2 Din DVD player which has the facility and the dealer insisted me to fix the camera as well, as I was running short of time so I did not fix that this time so may be sometime later. Currently happy with the sensors. :finga:
 

IJS

The Ghost Who Walks
Majority of new music systems has the facility inbuilt =D> so you just need to buy one camera and that too costs approx 900 \\:D/. I just upgraded my car's music system with Pioneer 2 Din DVD player which has the facility and the dealer insisted me to fix the camera as well, as I was running short of time so I did not fix that this time so may be sometime later. Currently happy with the sensors. :finga:
But this camera will only be used while reversing the car here we are takling about all time rear view camera which can give a wider coverage then the rv mirror.
 
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